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 Terry Burnett Hereford

Terry Burnett Hereford

Birth
Death 16 Dec 1982 (aged 34)
Montgomery, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, USA
Plot Lot 119B, Grave 1
Memorial ID 101526399 · View Source
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Federal Bureau of Investigation
Special Agent Terry Burnett Hereford
Age: 34
Served: 3 years
December 1979 to December 16, 1982

During the early to mid-1970, Chicago law enforcement investigated a bank fraud and embezzlement of $614,851 from the Chicago Bank. About that time, Carl Henry Johnson went missing. Unknown to Johnson's wife or Chicago authorities, Johnson had started a new life in San Diego. While there, he became active in the Religious Science Church Center. On December 2, 1982, a week after his wife in Chicago successfully had him declared legally dead, Johnson turned himself into authorities and identified himself as the embezzler. He was transported back to Chicago where he began showing FBI agents where he had secreted the embezzled funds.

On December 16, 1982, Johnson, his attorney, Special Agent Hereford and three other agents and a retired police officer boarded a twin-engine Cessna destined for Cincinnati where it was anticipated that Johnson would show them were another $50,000 was buried.

About eleven miles out from Lunken Airport, over the City of Montgomery, the Cessna's altimeter indicated false readings. The pilots, believing they were higher than they were, flew the plane into power lines. The plane crashed and all aboard were killed instantly. It was the largest, single-day loss of agents in the history of the FBI.

Special Agent Hereford had served in the Army Airborne in Viet Nam, where he was wounded and received a Purple Heart. He resided in Wheaton, Illinois, and was survived by his wife Nancy and four children.


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  • Created by: LT Stephen Kramer RET, Executive Director
  • Added: 30 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101526399
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Terry Burnett Hereford (24 Jul 1948–16 Dec 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101526399, citing Glacier Memorial Gardens, Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by LT Stephen Kramer RET, Executive Director (contributor 47666485) .